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March 7, 2012 - Duct Tape Marketing News


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Cool Tools

Tools, links and services we found this week

Ideas App for iPhone – You come up with an idea and this app analyzes it and creates a thought map to help with your brainstorming.

BigMarker – A free and unlimited tool for hosting web and video conferences. Has a very nice community building aspect that makes it ideal for companies as internal or customer tool.

Roveb – Good looking tool that makes it easy to build engaging mobile sites, mobile offers and loyalty programs.

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Featured Story

5 Tricks that Every Marketer Needs to Know to Exploit the New Facebook Page Design

By John Jantsch

Build A Small Business Plan

Come March 30th 2012 every active Facebook Fan Page will be flipped over to the new design called The Timeline. Personal Profiles have been using a similar design for some time now.

Pages can choose to push the new design live before that date, but you might want to read the rest of this post before you do so.

Read the Rest at Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing Links
Posts from my personal blog reader

Blogging in the New First Impression
In recent weeks, I have been using examples of dating and attending a party in my writing. Keeping up with the same social theme, today, I am going to talk about first impressions.: from startup nation

The Cold, Hard Truth About Guest Posts
Guest posting is a great way to get known and gain exposure for your business. I know, because I used guest posting as a marketing strategy for years.: from Men with Pens

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Social Media Buzz
Listening to the conversation online

Why Pinterest Is Not the Next Big Thing for Your Business
You’ve likely heard lots and lots about a newish social network called Pinterest in the last couple of weeks.: from Duct Tape Marketing

Small Business
Trends in Small Business

5 Ways to Make Business Travel Affordable and Enjoyable
I travel a lot for business and it ain’t pretty. In an attempt to soften the financial burden and hassle factor of business travel, I look for ways to cut costs and make it less stressful—vacation-like, almost.: from AMEXOpen